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Overland Classifieds :: 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited AEV Sahara w/ Smittybilt Scout

Interestingly, we don’t see many 4WD and trailer combos on our forum, as it’s an excellent option for travel (the last example I shared was this 100 Series Land Cruiser and expedition trailer). The ability to utilize just the 4WD for shorter trips while retaining the trailer for longer adventures makes for a versatile setup. Furthermore, most of us don’t have the luxury of owning a dedicated overland rig and a daily driver. The ability to have a trailer outfitted for camping that can be towed by the same 4WD you commute in is a great compromise. Weight is a big issue when driving on challenging terrain, so the option to pack heavy goods in the trailer and then leave it securely pitched at a campground is a key advantage. I highly recommend reading Graeme Bells’s article on The First Ever Jeep Branded Addax Trailer, as he discusses in detail the benefits and drawbacks of this approach to overlanding. It’s worth noting that today’s offering is not just any trailer but a desirable 2021 Smittybilt Scout (which has been fully equipped for travel), as reviewed on the GrayLine Overland YouTube channel. If that wasn’t enough, the 4WD in question is a stunning 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited AEV, which showcases premium modifications and has covered just 78,945 miles.

From the Seller:

This Jeep has been very well maintained. Lots of extras, no known leaks, and it is mechanically sound. No off-roading has been done with this Jeep. This is a third vehicle for me, so it was used [for] weekend fun. AEV (American Expedition Vehicles) is considered one of, if not the best, aftermarket companies for upgrading a Jeep.”

2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited AEV Sahara

The Wrangler is fitted with a 3.6-liter V6 that produces 285 horsepower, 260 pound-feet of torque, and returns a combined 18 mpg. A long-lived engine is matched with legendary go-anywhere credentials courtesy of 4WD, high and low range, front and rear lockers, AEV suspension and lift, Warn winch, skid plates, and more. Inside, the Wrangler is not exceptionally luxurious but does include:

  • Infotainment system with navigation
  • Alpine premium audio
  • Cruise control
  • Air conditioning

Distinguishing Features

  • AEV front and rear bumpers
  • Mopar big brake kit
  • AEV DualSport suspension
  • 2021 Smittybilt Scout trailer with upgrades
  • LED headlights and IPF fog lights
  • Jeep Rubicon wheels with BFGoodrich A/T tires

This 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited AEV Sahara with Smittybilt Scout is listed for $40,000 (seller is also willing to separate: $29,900 for Jeep and $12,500 for Scout) and is currently located in Hickory, North Carolina. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.

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No money in the bank, but gas in the tank. Our resident Bikepacking Editor Jack Mac is an exploration photographer and writer living full-time in his 1986 Vanagon Syncro but spends most days at the garage pondering why he didn’t buy a Land Cruiser Troopy. If he’s not watching the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, he can be found mountaineering for Berghaus, sea kayaking for Prijon, or bikepacking for Surly Bikes. Jack most recently spent two years on various assignments in the Arctic Circle but is now back in the UK preparing for his upcoming expeditions—looking at Land Cruisers. Find him on his website, Instagram, or on Facebook under Bicycle Touring Apocalypse.